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How Do Routers Work?

When you build with wood, whether you are installing hardwood flooring or building new cabinet doors in San Jose, you need to be familiar with woodworking tools. These include both traditional manual ...
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Spotlight on Custom Cutting Services

At Southern Lumber we offer many cutting services for lumber and sheet goods to help you tackle your upcoming projects. When you work with us you will never have to worry about whether your moulding ...
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Tips for Using a Table Saw

If you work with lumber in San Jose, your woodworking may often include the use of a table saw. Watch this video clip for a few tips for using a table saw. When used properly, a table saw can be an ...
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Spotlight on Specialty Wood

From cabinet doors to hardwood flooring in San Jose, lumber is used for all kinds of different projects. In order to ensure optimal results from your woodworking project, sometimes you need rare or ...
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The Process of Squaring Lumber

Squaring your lumber in San Jose is typically one of the first steps you will take in beginning your woodworking project. Watch this video clip to learn more about the process of squaring lumber. When ...
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Constructing a Keyed Miter Joint

Miter joints are a very common way to join two pieces of wood that come together in a corner, such as in a cabinet or picture frame. The idea behind the miter joint is very simple. You are simply ...
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Tips for Making a Box Joint

In terms of the amount of glue area you get, the box joint is second only to dovetails. This makes the box joint ideal for pieces that must withstand a lot of force, such as dresser drawers. The idea ...
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What Are the Different Types of Routers?

Routers are one of the most important tools in anyone's woodworking kit. They can be used to create slots in a piece of wood, to shape wood for decorative purposes, to carve moldings, to smooth ...
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